The Meaning of the Name: Arataka Reigen in “Mob Psycho 100”

I like One-Punch Man. So, I know "Mob Psycho 100" written by the same author. Well, I was not planning to talk about any kanji in Mob Psycho, but... but I can't help it! I really want to tell somebody about one thing! The Meaning of the Name "Arataka Reigen" Arataka has ZERO psychic power and that is main joke of the show. However, did you notice his name is also joke? His name looks like this in Japanese, 霊幻 新隆 (Reigen Arataka). 霊(Spirit / Soul), 幻(Phantom / Illusion), 新(New), 隆(Flourish)...Each kanji seems to suit the guy who owns the Spirits and Such Consultation Office. But, wait! There is another meaning…

The Real Secret of Saiyans for Dragon Ball Super! Everyone is a Vegetable

Caulifla... is "Cauliflower"! Kale...is "Kale" as it is! Many viewers of the popular anime "Dragon Ball Super", must realize that Saiyans' names are based on vegetables. And that is true. Traditionally, all Saiyans' names are related to Japanese or English names of vegetables, when born on there home planet Sadala(an Anagram of Salad). Other Saiyans: "Vegeta" is a prince so his name is literally Vegetable "Kakarot" is a Carrot "Brolly" is a Broccoli "Cabba" is a Cabbage "Raditz" is a Radish ”Bardock" is a Burdock. It's a type of root veggie ごぼう (Gobou) in Japanese. Some names are translated differently and that made it harder to figure out the vegetable origin though... in…

The Secret of the Super Beast Scroll for Sai & Inojin

Sai for "NARUTO" and his son Inojin for "BORUTO" can use a special ninja technique "Super Beast Scroll". It can make beast pictures real. So, they draw a huge bird to get a ride or tigers to let them fight. By the way, did you know that the model of the Super Beast Scroll exist?? Super Beast Scroll is called "Chojugiga" in Japanese If you watch the show with English subtitle, you constantly hear that Sai or Inojin says "Cho-Ju-Giga(超獣戯画)". The Japanese kanji "超獣戯画" means...超(super), 獣(beast), 戯画(caricature/ancient style cartoon). So, basically it fits the English name "Super Beast" Scroll. However, to tell the truth, it took years for me to…

Japanese Kanji Shirt 2017 Christmas Holiday Sale

Kanji T-Shirt Shop Holiday Sale Has Just Started!! Even if you missed out on our 2017  Black Friday Blowout weekend event, no need to despair the Holiday sale is here! KansaiChick Authentic Japanese Kanji T-Shirt Shop has just started the Holiday Sale! From Baby's bodysuit to Woman's Zip-Up Hoody, all items in our shop will be up to 20% off! (ends Dec.15). From Stocking stuffers to full on Japanese shirt gift packages under the tree customize your order and get it in time for Christmas morning! When you order $45 or more ($80 or more for the international orders), shipping fee will be free!! Free Shipping Code: CHEERf79aec Usually it takes 1…

What was the Paper that Soma gave Eizan? Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

Oh, my god. A lot of things are going on after the Moon Festival in "Shokugeki no Soma"! Now, to save the dome, Soma decided to have a shokugeki against the 9th of the Elite 10, Eizan.  By the way, does anybody wonder about this scene?? What is the Paper that Soma is Handing to Eizan? Soma is handing something to Eizan, right? Then, nobody explains about this at all! If you can read a part of Japanese calligraphy in a flash and you catch what it is, you are very sophisticated Japanese.(@_@)/ ...Yeah, Japanese calligraphy is super hard to read sometimes but this first kanji is "果" that I can…

Japanese Kanji “食戟” Explanation for “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma”

Do you watch "Shokugeki no Soma(食戟のソーマ)"? I bet you do because you are reading this page! I'll explain about Japanese kanji "食戟" today. What is Shokugeki (食戟)? What does it mean? Shokugeki is a cooking battle in the popular Japanese anime show "Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma". This term exist ONLY in this show. Even in Japan, nobody understands this word unless he or she is a fan of the show. In the culinary art school Totsuki (遠月学園), they call serious cooking battles between cooks "Shokugeki". Usually they bet stuff on the battle and they compete each other to win it. Japanese Kanji 食戟 (Shokugeki) The first kanji "食" related…

New Cute Japanese Kanji Shirts! Rounded Brush Strokes

New Japanese kanji shirts are now on sale! This cute rounded brush strokes are perfect for sweet feelings. Only "愛 Love" and "平和 Peace" are available! I'm glad to release something cute for my Japanese Kanji Shirt Collection. (*‘∀‘)☆ Items and colors vary. Each Japanese Kanji has 2 choices of text colors, Black or White. And There is also a version with a KansaiChick stamp and English text (translation) available. Here I picked some my favorite items! I hope you can find your own favorite item! Choose a design, pick a style and a color! 愛 Love Designs 平和 Peace Designs FAQ  How to Shop Japanese Kanji T-Shirts Check Other Japanese…

Japanese Culture: Souvenirs are a Big Deal! Omiyage for Everybody?

Today's Japanese kanji word is お土産(おみやげ: omiyage). お土産(or just 土産) means "souvenir". I'll explain this kanji word and Japanese culture of it. Can You Read the Kanji "土産" Right? If you don't know this Japanese word, it's so hard to get pronounce 土産 right in Japanese. The kanji "土" means "soil" and it's usually pronounced "tsuchi" or "do". The kanji "産" means "production" and it's usually pronounced "u" or "san". Yup, we see "mi", "ya" or "ge" nowhere! But 土産(みやげ) is "miyage" in Japan today. お土産(omiyage) is polite way to say it. I think the word 土産 represents "the production of the soil" which means that "the stuff made locally". And…

Water Cinnamon Sweets in “BORUTO” Exists in Real Life!

Welcome back from your Field Trip, Boruto. But his little sister is sad...because he forgot to get her souvenir...! I feel sorry for her! Japanese people strongly tend to buy a lot of souvenirs for everybody even if they don't ask for it. It's a part of the culture.... By the way, do you know the model of the Water Clan's famous confectionery, Mizu-Yatsuhashi? the Model of Water Cinnamon Sweets "Yatsuhashi" Exists in Real Life! Japanese kanji 水八ツ橋 (ツ is not technically kanji but katakana though.)is pronounced "Mizu-Yatsuhashi". 水 means water. In real life, 八ツ橋 / 八つ橋 / 八橋 / やつはし (Yatsuhashi) is very well known confectionery in Kyoto, Japan.…

Is My Kanji Tattoo Correct?: the 7 Virtues of Bushido

Tattoos are awesome. I want to have one eventually. But I can't decide what I should have. Today I'll answer the question about a popular Japanese kanji tattoo. Thank you for contacting KansaiChick!(*'▽') Other Questions on Japanese Kanji I have the unfinished tattoo that's supposed to be the 7 Virtues of Bushido. I'm curious if what I have was even correct. Oh, I see. I know what you tried to get. the 7 Virtues of Bushido from "Bushido: The Soul of Japan" 義 (gi: Righteousness) 勇 (yuu: Bravery) 仁 (jin: Compassion) 礼 (rei: Respect) 誠 (shin/makoto: Integrity) 名誉 (meiyo: Honor) 忠義 (chuugi: Loyalty) It's supposed to be this set, right? This…